By: Christina Samek, Outreach Specialist

I am so pleased to announce the return of the global School Stars promotion contest! As I’ve said before, it’s something that brings so much joy…and couldn’t we all use more of that?

Now through Mar. 31, we want to know how YOU promote the Sora reading app in your schools. This year, we’re looking for how you’ve promoted Sora during the current school year (August 2020-present). Past entries have included videos, visual displays and bulletin boards, social media campaigns, and student created resources. No promotion is too small when you’re reaching for the (school) stars!

For 2021, we’re looking for entries in the categories below:

We’ll of course be rewarding you for your efforts. Here are the 2021 prizes (awarded in content credit):

  • Grand Prize (one winner) : $2,500 USD
  • Best in Category (five winners): $500 USD
  • Best in Category – Runner Up (five winners): $250 USD

Additionally, we’ll select five lucky entrants to receive $100 USD simply for entering!

Your OverDrive Team will be available to assist throughout the campaign. Need inspiration to kickstart your marketing? Check out last year’s winners and be sure to visit the Resource Center!


About the Author:

Christina Samek is an Outreach Specialist at OverDrive. She develops resources that help K-12 educators grow engagement among their students, faculty and parents. Prior to coming to OverDrive, she worked in the magazine industry. She has a degree in journalism and English literature from Miami University (OH). She loves reading, writing, running, her adorable little boy, her husband, cherry turnovers and her dog, Willow.